For my Senior Independent study I looked the opinions and perceptions of cheese and wine producers in France on globalization. I traveled to France with Copeland funding to interview producers of wine in Cassis and cheese in Roquefort. I looked at how the producers see globalization present itself in their practices and how they cope with its effects. I compared the practices I saw in France to globalization theories by theorists such as Robertson, Ritzer and Appadurai. I also looked at literature about terroir, food production, and the wine and cheese industry. I found that Robertson's theory was most accurate, but that it does not completely encompass what is taking place in Cassis or Roquefort.
French and Francophone Studies; Sociology and Anthropology
Weixel, Jacqueline, "Mondialisation Du Vin à Cassis Et Du Fromage à Roquefort: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Opinions and Perceptions on Globalization of Producers of Wine and Cheese" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 1131.
globalization, wine, cheese, france
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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